Podcast: A tale of happiness, biking from India to Sweden for love

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Per J. Andersson (left), Pradyumna Kumar Mahanandia and Charlotte von Schedvin at an event in celebration of the International Day of Happiness at the United Nations Bookshop in New York. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

An Indian man who cycled across eight countries to be reunited with his sweetheart in Sweden has shared his story at the United Nations.

Pradyumna Kumar Mahanandia, known as PK, made the incredible journey in the mid-1970s.

He and his wife Charlotte Von Schedvin, known as Lotta, have been together ever since.

Their story is told in the book 'The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love' by Swedish journalist and travel writer, Per J. Andersson.

For the latest episode of our podcast The Lid is On, Dianne Penn brought the three of them together in our studio at UN Headquarters in New York, for a wide-ranging conversation about love, life and happiness.

Duration: 22’56″

(Music credit: Veena Kinhal/Tribute to Veena Raja Rao/Haratanaya Sree)

The Lid is On is also available on Sound Cloud.

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